The Trésorerie Générale des Finances du Gouvernement Princier de Monaco has announced the release date for the 2022-dated commemorative €2, which this year marks the centenary anniversary of the death of Prince Albert I, namesake of the principality’s current sovereign SAS Prince Albert II. Remembered in Monaco as a reformer and moderniser, he is also noted internationally as the founder of the renowned Oceanographic Institute located in Monte Carlo.
The new €2 commemorative coins are produced by the Monnaie de Paris on behalf of the Trésorerie Générale des Finances and are designed by chief engraver and artisan Joaquín Jimenez. The design depicts HSH Prince Albert I in his uniform as head of the Monegasque armed forces with a cap. The image is based on a formal photograph taken during the First World War. Below the portrait are the commemorative years and inscription ALBERT 1ER 1848 – 1922, with the insignia of Joaquín Jimenez seen just after the commemorative years. Above and to the left is the name of the issuing country, MONACO, and to the right is the year of release, 2022. The overall design is surrounded by twelve stars representing the European Union. The reverse design is that of a standard €2 coin, found throughout all countries of the euro zone. The face value of €2 appears in front of a map of Europe.
|8.5 g||25.7 mm||Proof||
Each Proof-quality coin is encapsulated and presented in a genuine red leather custom case, with the princely and national crest on the top applied in gold foil, and a certificate of authenticity. Interested collectors are advised to visit the website of the Musee des Timbres et des Monnaies.
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